I often joke that being diabetic is another way to say “doctor sanctioned eating disorder”. We have to be so focused on food it’s no wonder some of us have issues with binge eating. I agree with the rest of the group, seek counseling and ask when you set up the appointment if the therapist has experience working with diabetics. Many clinicians who have training in eating disorders do not have any training or experience with working with diabetics who have eating issues. It is an area that is sorely lacking in graduate programs.
I can relate to what you are experiencing. What helped me was to not have the foods I liked to binge on in the house. Everything was thrown in the trash and I didn’t buy those foods at the store anymore. For any snack foods that were left in the house, I purchased individual serving packs (I know they cost more but they keep me from bingeing). That way if I eat a pack and go to open another, it gives me time to really think about whether I really need to have that extra food and I can make the choice not to eat anymore. It makes me feel in control rather than controlled by the food. It didn’t happen overnight, heck it probably took me 6 months or more to get a handle on my overeating but I built on each success I had and kept trying. Plus I spoke with a colleague (another counselor) when I needed some support.
You should be proud of yourself for starting this conversation. It took courage to type these words and be honest with yourself. You sound like you are ready to make a change and you can do it!